North West commemorates Gallipoli anniversary

Events have been held across the North West to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the landing of the Lancashire Fusiliers on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.

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Service in Bury to mark Gallipoli day

Services have taken place across the region to mark Gallipoli Day.

The campaign in Turkey was one of the Allies' greatest disasters of World War 1 but six men from the Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment were awarded Victoria Crosses for their bravery.

Today, the people of Bury, the home of the Fusiliers, commemorated Gallipoli Day to honour all those who fought and lost their lives.

Ralph Blunsom reports.

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Bury commemorates Gallipoli anniversary

Lancashire Fusiliers parade through Bury

Events have been held in Bury to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the landing of the Lancashire Fusiliers on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25th April 1915.

Members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers conducted a parade and march past in the town following a church service.

A wreath was laid at the town's War Memorial Credit: ITV

The Lancashire Fusiliers ended the First World War war with more Victoria Crosses than any other infantry regiment in the British Army.

To see a series of special reports on the Lancashire Fusiliers in Gallipoli from Granada Reports correspondent Paul Crone click here

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